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Military match a dream come true for TCOM coupleBy Steven Bartolotta When Kelly Harrell was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force in February 2018, it was the start of a fairly-tale journey. Kelly was commissioned into the Air Force by her fiancé, Blake Harrell. Two days later, the pair of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine students were married. The couple met during Kelly’s Read More »

Dec 17, 2019

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Medical student inspired by Camp Cardiac now guiding teens: ‘It feels very meant to be’By Diane Smith In 2014, Rupali Gautam posed for a photo in front of the University of North Texas Health Science Center sign that overlooks Camp Bowie Boulevard – it’s an image that in retrospect predicted the medical student’s future. “It feels very meant to be,” said Gautam of the picture that now hangs in Read More »

Dec 11, 2019

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Pediatric Mobile Clinic continues to bridge barriers to healthcareBy Steven Bartolotta It was a frigid morning in the parking lot of W.J. Turner Elementary School when a mother went knocking on a door of an RV parked at the school. She was looking for help for her 6-year-old son, who has been battling a nasty strain of strep throat. And she found it Read More »

Dec 9, 2019

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Reducing infant mortality rates at the heart of new grantBy Steven Bartolotta It was the summer of 1994, Amy Raines-Milenkov, DrPh, was a student at the University of Texas starting her year-long internship in social work and the AIDS epidemic was rampant across the nation. Over that next year, she worked with minority women and children with HIV, but there weren’t many happy endings. Read More »

Oct 11, 2019

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New collaborative grant to help reduce risk of medication errorsBy Steven Bartolotta A collaborative effort has been launched by several health care organizations to help address the nation’s burgeoning crisis of preventable medication-related harm. Each year, the nation’s hospitals record more than 700,000 emergency room visits and 100,000 hospitalizations because of the unsafe use of medications. The problem is particularly acute among patients 65 Read More »

Oct 8, 2019

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TCOM receives grant for Graduate Medical Education programBy Steven Bartolotta The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine has been awarded a $250,000 grant to establish a new Graduate Medical Education (GME) residency program with three partners in Hood County. The grant by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board will help TCOM establish a new Family Medicine residency program with Lake Granbury Medical Center, Read More »

Sep 5, 2019

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Research shows TCOM and osteopathic approach making a differenceBy Steven Bartolotta  Osteopathic medicine’s emphasis on physician empathy and understanding leads to higher patient satisfaction, a study by researchers at UNTHSC’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine indicates.  The 2 ½ –year study, conducted by the PRECISION Pain Research Registry and TCOM’s John Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA, reaffirmed the importance of empathy and better interpersonal Read More »

Jul 31, 2019

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TCOM students who serve their countryBy Alex Branch All Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine graduates go on to serve the communities in which they practice medicine. But each year, several also elect to serve their country. Five 2019 graduates of UNT Health Science Center’s original medical school will train at U.S. military medical institution residency programs. Jill Allen, Erika Hallak, Read More »

Feb 12, 2019

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New TCOM dean has bold vision for medical educationBy Alex Branch   Frank Filipetto, DO, has accepted the position of Dean of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) at UNT Health Science Center after a nationwide search. Dr. Filipetto, who joined the Health Science Center in 2011, has led the nationally recognized medical school on an interim basis for 18 months. Dr. Read More »

Feb 4, 2019

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Associate Professor elected to national osteopathic boardBy Jan Jarvis    An Associate Professor of Family Medicine at UNT Health Science Center recently won election to the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME).  Sajid A. Surve, DO, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, began his term Dec. 8. In addition to his role an UNTHSC, Dr. Surve is Read More »

Jan 28, 2019